[Newbie] New to Samba - Confused about Behavior

[Newbie] New to Samba - Confused about Behavior

Post by Walter Mau » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 06:14:56



Unix/linux always must know as which user to open/create the shared files,
even in share mode security. The underlying unix security is still
present.
Actually, "share mode" is obsolete.

You probably didn't set up a smbpasswd file.
Read "man 8 smbpasswd" and "man 5 smbpasswd". It's a file and a command.


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[Newbie] New to Samba - Confused about Behavior

Post by otakuvidio » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 11:56:58

> > 2. If I use User authentication, I am unable to connect. I get an

I will do so. Thank you.

A follow up question: Wouldn't the Redhat GUI have set up the
smbpasswd file?

Also, won't Windows still try to pass credentials that I've used to
log on to my Windows box? And wouldn't that still cause an "Access is
Denied" message?

Or would Windows give me a logon box?

Thanks again,

Mike...

 
 
 

[Newbie] New to Samba - Confused about Behavior

Post by otakuvidio » Mon, 28 Jul 2003 00:08:27


Thanks again, Walter.

Here's another question:

This "username," is it a linux username that one can use to log on to
the linux box locally or is this a username that deals strictly with
Samba?

In other words, does the name I enter into smbpasswd have to
correspond to a username that can log on locally to the linux box?

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[Newbie] New to Samba - Confused about Behavior

Post by Walter Mau » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 02:36:06


,,,
The username must be known to the unix authentication system (usually
/etc/passwd entry). It can have a /bin/false shell and a /dev/null
homedir, and a invalid unix password, if security policy prohibits this
user to log on via telnet/ssh etc.

In fact, the /etc/passwd entry (or winbind mapping or nis+ or whatever
else) is just a means to provide a usable local UID, which will be used
for access control and file ownership validation.
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